Behram (crater)


Behram (crater)

EncelGeo-Crater
name=Behram
picture=
Behram (top center) as seen
by the "Cassini" spacecraft on July 14, 2005

location=15.0°S, 177.0°W
diameter=13.0 km
depth=
discoverer="Cassini"
naming=Behram; Son of a Persian King

Behram is an impact crater on the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Behram was first observed in "Cassini" images during that mission's March 2005 flyby of Enceladus. It is located at 15.0° South Latitude, 177.0° West Longitude, and is 13 kilometers across. Behram's rim overlaps that of Shakashik, suggesting that Behram formed after Shakashik. Following formation, numerous criss-crossing fractures cut across Behram, forming canyons hundreds of meters deep along the crater's rim, as well as a region of disrupted terrain on the crater floor.

Behram is named after the son of a Persian king in the tale "Prince Behram and the Princess Al-Datma" from "The Book of One Thousand and One Nights".


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